Bowhay Family History

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Bowhay Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bowley, Bowery, Way, Bovey, Bonham, Botham, Bowdry, Bowlby, Bowman

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Bowhay Family Origin

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Bowhay Family Occupations

What did your Bowhay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer and Clerk In U.S. Court were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bowhay. A less common occupation for the Bowhay family was Machinist. The most common Bowhay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Bowhay's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Clerk In U.S. Court

    25%
  • Machinist

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bowhay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bowhay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bowhay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowhay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bowhay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bowhay. For the veterans among your Bowhay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowhay Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowhay lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Bowhay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bowhay in 1964 was 50, and 83 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowhay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowhay ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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